The story of the powerful McIlhennys of Louisiana, who turned
hot peppers into a Tabasco fortune
After the Civil War ended, Edmund McIlhenny, an ambitious and
tenacious Louisiana businessman, found himself with few
prospects. The South's economy in ruins and his millions of
dollars in Confederacy currency worthless, he had no choice but
to return with his wife, Mary, to her family home in Avery
Island, a former sugar... more...